Focus Weeks

2018 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

FOCUS WEEKS

Marbling Week ~ September 6 - 14

Beginning Paper Marbling
Instructors: Regina & Dan St. John

September 6 - 7 (Thurs-Fri)
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

$285 + $45 materials fee

PREREQUISITE: None

This class teaches the spectrum of sound craft techniques as you learn to marble under the tutelage of master marblers Regina and Dan St. John. You will learn many traditional combed patterns plus the time-honored stone pattern. Everyone may reasonably expect to create 25-35 papers. This course includes numerous extras such as instruction in edge marbling of book pages and marbling on materials other than paper, such as leather or wood.

 

Art of Fabric Marbling
Instructors: Regina & Dan St. John

September 10 - 11 (Mon - Tue)
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

September 13 - 14 (Thurs - Fri)
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

$285 + $50 materials fee

PREREQUISITE: None

Marbled fabrics are luxurious enough for a sultan, and in this class you can bring marbled patterns to life on cottons and silks for adorning your own sultanate. The St. Johns teach marbling of handkerchiefs, neckties, scarves, and allow you to bring your own yardage. Be prepared to marble to your heart’s content.

 
 

Boxing Fortnight ~ October 17 - 26

 

Victorian-Era Box Structures
Instructors: Jill Deiss & Dee Evetts

October 17 (Wed)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

$185

PREREQUISITE: None

Until the introduction of plastics, paper-board boxes were the norm for housing wares. Everything from pills to petticoats were contained in boxes. Our Victorian Box Making and Design course will delve into the structure, design, and history of the lowly but lovely paper-board box. In class, you will make several boxes of your own and be introduced to the techniques and materials you will need to go out and design specialized boxes for holding your own treasures.

 

Clamshell Box Making
Instructors: Jill Deiss & Dee Evetts

October 18-19 (Thurs-Fri)
9:00 a.m. -5 p.m.

$285

PREREQUISITE: None

Create your own custom-fit clamshell boxes--an attractive and functional way to protect fragile, rare, and special books. Clamshell boxes are also ideal for storing loose materials such as documents, matted photographs, or other archival materials. Emphasis will be placed on use of acid-free/pH-neutral materials and on the selection of box making tools for the home-based studio.

 

Preservation Enclosures for Rare Materials
Instructors: Jill Deiss & Dee Evetts

October 24 (Wed)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

$225

PREREQUISITE: None

This one-day course teaches the construction of a number of styles of protective enclosures and is geared toward people caring for rare collections, both institutional and privately held. Rare materials are best preserved if housed in enclosures that afford adequate protection. Because rare materials include many formats--pamphlets, ephemera, photographs, as well as books--creating effective and efficient housings is both an interesting and challenging situation. Students will learn a number of basic techniques and structures that will have direct application for use in creating proper means for storing significant materials.

 

Advanced Clamshell Box Making: The Rounded Spine
Instructors: Jill Deiss & Dee Evetts

October 25 - 26 (Thurs - Fri)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

$285

PREREQUISITE: Clamshell Box Making

This course builds on what was learned in “Clamshell Box Making.” In the advanced course, students will learn a variety of construction options to create boxes applicable to a wide variety of uses. In addition, students will work with leather to fashion the ultimate classic book box: the rounded, leather-spined clamshell.